The cornerstone to any flight is proper training. This is particularly important for a formation
based mass arrival into Oshkosh as most pilots have had little if any formation training. The Bonanzas to Oshkosh started flying mass arrivals in 1990 and have honed the training process for their three ship configuration in order to provide a safe and rewarding experience.
2012 will be the first year that all four mass arrival groups will be utilizing the B2Osh formation standard.
Over the years, the major mass arrival groups have developed a mutual bond. Sure we each like our own aircraft best. The camaraderie between the groups has grown where we have shared some events
and even shared some website technologies. The B2Osh organization has an extensive infrastructure for formation training. For the past few years, a number of Mooney pilots have trained with the Bonanza group and
in 2011 the Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh had three 3-ship formation elements in addition to our traditional staggered 6 element groups.
The Bonanzas to Oshkosh group has invited Mooney pilots to register and participate in the Bonanza clinics in addition to some which we are going to put on ourselves. This page will be updated with the dates and particulars of
Mooney clinics; however we anticipate that the majority of our pilots will gain formation experience through Bonanza clinics.
When you fill out your registration form, please fill out the formation proficiency box with how you are planning to demonstrate formation proficiency; the best way of which to do this is by attending one of the formation clinics.
After registration, you will be contacted by a member of our formation team who will help coordinate this process.
Please click on the link below to go to the Bonanzas to Oshkosh training pages. For your convenience, links to the training pages for the Cessna and Cherokee groups are also included.
We have also received significant encouragement and suport from the Formation and Safety Team (FAST) including permission to use exerpts from their training materials. Please take a look at http://flyfast.org/sites/all/docs/FAST_FKG.pdf